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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 16, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Boss to inefficient employe: "Are you really going to quit, Miss Clark, or are you just saying that to brighten my day?" The Progress Reader'* Tip The Monday Wash - A day late - is on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 193 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, August 16, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 44 PAGES TODAY By Philipsburg-Osceola Board... Chester Hill Site Selected For Elementary School PHILIPSBURG - Decisive action at the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School Board meeting last night was a matter of the last being not the least in importance. It all started at 10:19 p. m. after the first 13 items on the agenda had been covered. Within the next 19 minutes selection of a site for an elementary school for the Chester Hill and Decatur Township areas was on record. The site is located at Chester Hill and is a part of the B. B. Sunny Slope development which has Alex C. Bailey and Ray Bragonier as agents. The property consists of 17 acres, of which only the far two are undermined. Located along Route 53, it is easily -----,-. accessible from all streets in Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise - 12 Comics ................. 11 News From Around World 3 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries ............... 3 Hospital News .......... 12 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 12 Today in History ........ 4 State News Briefs....... 9 County Fair News ...... 2 Vote Scheduled Friday... ^2 Striking Mechanics Get Details of Agreement h's Heated, You Know ... Too For Chilly Gosh at Pool? Sake, No So you think it's a little chilly to go swimming. Well, the officials of Clearfield's Community swimming pool do not agree with you, and neither do the hundreds of area people who continue to use the pool every day, despite the onslaught of chilly nights. Pool Manager Robert Shearer points out that the water of the pool is heated and a swimmer in the water can't tell it's not a hot July day. "We're varying the water according to the weather," Mr. Shearer said, and he added that the water temperature is currently around 80 degrees. And there are many swimmers who agree that the water's fine. Yesterday, 479 swimmers enjoyed the pool, bringing the total since the pool's opening early this summer to 34,862. Red Cross lifesaving and swimming and diving instruction are continuing at the pool in the mornings, with regular swimming activity in the afternoons. The pool is also booked solid for evening swim parties. So to help shake off the chill of the oncoming autumn, a dip in the Clearfield community pool is just the thing. Come on in, the water's fine. Tickets are available at the pool or at the office of the pool association in the rear of the second floor of The Progress building. Showers and scattered thunderstorms ending tonight and turning cooler, low 58 to 66. Fair and mild Wednesday. Sunrise 6:23-Sunset 8:08 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.10 feet (falling); Today 7 a. m. - 4.80 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Monday low 63; High 88; Overnight low 66. Mid - State Airport Monday low 65; High 80; Overnight low 59. the borough and has water, sewage and all utilities available. It was also pointed out that the site is near a dirt road going into Gearhartville and that an estimated 50 per cent of the Gearhartville students would be able to walk to the school. Also, the board was informed that the Decatur Township Supervisors reportedly are interested in paving the road. The motion by Robert Granville, Chester Hill Borough representative on the board, that an option on this properly be taken out immediately with the price not to exceed $20,000 was seconded by Donald W. Bordas, Wallaceton Borough representative. In making his motion and stressing that plans for the building be initiated immediately, Mr. Granville stated that elementary buildings belong in the localities in which they originate. Selection of the Sunny Slope site was given unanimous approval by the board. This followed an inspection tour by several board members on July 25 of all building sites available. The action also follows the controversial proposal last year to have the elementary building located on property adjacent to the senior high school. The need for a new elementary building was brought about due to the antiquity of the Chester Hill Building and the destruct i o n by fire of the Lincoln Consolidated Building several years ago. Later in the evening, it was proposed that possible building Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Shafer-Shapp TV Debate Series Set HARRISBURG (AP) - With an exchange of barbed telegrams, gubernatorial candidates Milton Shapp and Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer have agreed to hold three television debates during the fall campaign. Shapp, in agreeing to the Republican terms for three one-hour debates, with the last one on or before Oct. 7, called the terms "seriously inadequate." During the negotiations held by representatives of both candidates, the Democrats had passed for the last debate to be held as close to election day as possible. Shapp's telegram to Shafer said: "While I believe firmly your terms are seriously inadequate, particularly with regard to the early dates on which you insist, I [eel the public is better served, even with your meager concessions, than to have no debate at all." Shafer, in his telegram, said he considered Shapp's statement "inaccurate, abusive of truth and offensive." He said Shapp had violated a confidence by revealing details of negotiations on the debates, after, he said, both sides had agreed not to disclose them. "I shall look forward to the debates hoping that you will demonstrate a greater sense of responsibility than you have in this matter," Shafer concluded. The candidates agreed to a man-to-man format for two of the debates, on Sept. 16 and 30. At the last one, they will be questioned by a panel of newsmen. Ex-Gov. Earle Will Support GOP This fall By LAWRENCE MARGASAK PHILADELPHIA (AP)-For-mer Gov. George H. Earle says he is supporting Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, the Republican candidate, in this fall's gubernatorial campaign. Earle, now 75, was a Democrat when elected in 1934, the first member of his party to become governor in this century. But in 1949 he registered as a Republican. Today he says he is non-partisan. Earle, who has backed Republican candidates for president and governor since the early 1950's, said he was supporting Shafer because of large sums spent by Democrat Milton Shapp to win the nomination. "When Shapp spent $1.4 million to win the Democratic nomination for governor he tarnished the history of politics in Pennsylvania to an all-time sordid low," Earle said. Shapp won the Democratic nomination by beating the organization's candidate, State Sen. Robert Casey of Lackawanna County. Shapp has admitted spending $1.4 million to win the election. Attempts to reach Shapp by phone Monday night were fruit-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 BLOODMOBILE GIVE BLOOD BL00:+0BILE BE A DONOR BLOODMOBILE The Red Cross Bloodmo-bile will be in the Curwensville Presbyterian Church today until 6 p. m. in a visit sponsored by the Lions Club. The goal is 85 pints. Donors are urgently needed. County Judge Hears Arguments To Drop Auditing of Shapp HARRISBURG (AP) - Judge Homer L. Kreider of Dauphin County Court was scheduled to hear arguments today on a motion to drop the court audits of 27 county Shapp for governor committees that were organized by Milton Shapp, the Democratic candidate for governor. Ray Bradley of Philadelphia, an attorney for the Shapp forces, filed a petition to drop the audits last Thursday. He said petitions requesting the audits were deficient in form and were not properly served. The audit was asked by a group of taxpayers, most of them Republicans, who charged that Shapp misused funds during the primary campaign. An audit hearing on Shapp's personal primary campaign expenses was held last week. If Bradley's motion is denied, the court is scheduled to begin hearings on the county committees Aug. 22. N. Y. Herald Tribune Goes Out of Business NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Herald Tribune, heir to the journalistic legacy of Horace Greeley and James Gordon Bennett, is dead. The end of the Herald Tribune, which has not published for 115 days, was announced Monday by the World Journal Tribune Inc., the new publishing firm incorporating the Herald Tribune, the World-Telegram & Sun and the Journal-American. Malt Meyer, president of the new company, said the publishers planned to go ahead with new afternoon and Sunday papers. Labor difficulties have kept all the planned new papers from being published since the merger was announced last April. Meyer said the long delay has caused a loss of "talent in all creative departments of the Herald Tribune. "It now has reached the point where we cannot bring the public the kind of morning newspaper hoped for. We are unwilling to settle for less," he said. "We are therefore consolidating our talent and resources into an afternoon and a Sunday newspaper, to be known as the World Journal Tribune in both instances." Meyer said. Originally the company had planned to publish the Herald Tribune in the morning, the World Journal in the afternoon and the World Journal Tribune on Sunday. The loss of the Herald Tribune left Manhattan with four major dailies, including the World Journal Tribune. The others are the morning New York Times and Daily News and the afternoon Post. Manhattan had six major dailies before the merger. Thirty-five years ago there were 12. Thus only the word Tribune on the new masthead remained of a journalistic history that Hearing Injunction Dissolved Investigation Into Anti-War Protests Held as Scheduled WASHINGTON (AP) -A special three-judge court threw out today the temporary restraining order against a hearing by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The ruling was announced seconds before 10 a.m., when the hearings into demonstrations against the Viet Nam war were scheduled to open. The special court said, however, that it would consider at any time a request for a hearing about the matter. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union which had sought the order against the committee hearings and had won the first round, conferred immediately to consider their next step. The special three-judge court said it dissolved the temporary restraining order which had been granted by a District court judge Monday, because there was "no finding of irreparable damage as required by the statute." Rep. Joe R. Pool, D-Tex., acting chairman of the committee, said it would meet as scheduled despite Monday's order by U.S. Dist. Judge Howard Corcoran. Extra police were ordered posted around the House office building should there be any demonstrations by peace groups. Corcoran, acting on a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of two of 13 persons subpoenaed by the committee, issued a temporary restraining order forbidding the hearing. He blocked the subpoenas and directed that a three-judge federal court be convened to consider constitutional questions raised by the suit. The Justice Department, act-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 WASHINGTON (AP) - Striking mechanics receive today details of a tentative agreement aimed at ending by Friday the shutdown of five major airlines. The idled airlines said they could resume some flights this weekend if the agreement is approved by the strikers at meetings across the nation Friday. The strike is now in its 40th day. P. L. (Roy) Siemiller, president of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists, called the settlement, reached about dawn Monday, "the best ever in one set of negotiations by any union." Details of the contract were to remain secret until the 35,400 strikers received a letter from Siemiller in which he said he recommended ratification of the agreement reached with the airlines - Eastern, National, Northwest, Trans World and United. Informed sources said, however, the contract was a three-year package worth about $90 million - an estimated 8 per cent increase for the machinists. This would mean a $1 per hour increase over three years for top mechanics now earning $3.52 per hour plus benefits that bring the total to $4 per hour. The agreement is believed also to contain a cost-of-living wage escalator clause, a key union demand. Lack of such a clause reportedly was instrumental in union rejection of an agreement negotiated under White House auspices July 29. The White House had no com- ment on the new agreement. Officials believe another reason for the 3-1 vote against the first agreement was lack of understanding of its provisions. In an effort to get a speedy ratification of the July 29 agreement only terse telegrams were sent to the locals and the vote was taken two days later. This time, however, Siemiller mailed personal letters to all striking union members for whom the headquarters had ad- Please Turn to Page 3, Col, 7 Progress Starts Paul Harvey's Column Today Paul Harvey, nationally-known columnist and radio news commentator who spoke at a Clearfield industrial salute dinner in June, joins a prominent list of Progress editorial page writers today. Mr. Harvey, author of three best-selling books and recipient of honorary doctrate degrees from seven leading educational institutions, is, first and foremost, a news analyst with a passion for honesty and straight reporting. His column will deal with subjects of vital interest to every Progress reader. Children Die In Freezer WE1SSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Three simall children, apparently looking for a place to play, suffocated Monday when they crawled into an open freezer and accidentally slammed the door shut, police said. About an hour later, the bodies of Arlene Mayer, 4, her 2-year-old sister, Bonnie Marie, and a playmate, John Dreher, 3, were found inside the three-foot-hight, chest-type freezer. Police said the victims, found by the eldest of the Moyer children, Arland Jr., 14, in the basement of the Moyer home, were rushed to a hospital in nearby Lehighton, but were dead on arrival. When Arland Moyer Jr. found the three children, it climaxed a search of the area that started about noon when Mrs. Ar- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 3 Youngster Drowns At Prince Gallitzin PATTON, Pa. (AP) - A 2-year-old Johnstown boy, wading in a children's pool at Prince Gallitzin State Park near this Cambria County community, drowned Monday night. He was identified as Mark Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller. Voter Registration Scheduled at Six County Communities Six special voter registrations have been scheduled by the Clearfield County Commissioners. Voters will be registered this evening from 6 to 9 o'clock at Smithmill in the Steve Pregmon building. On Thursday, from 6 to 9 p. m., voters will be registered at Madera and Morrisdale. The Madera registration will be in the election house and the Morrisdale registration in the fire hall. A special registration will be held in the Osceola Mills Fire Hall next Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 9 p. m. Two other special rcgislrations are slated to be held in the county. Voters will be registered tonight at Penfield in the Grange Hall and next Tuesday at Grampian, in the fire hall, from 6 to 9 p. m. Electors may also register in the .Courthouse Annex until Sept. 19. Fair Housing Backers Plan Chicago March CHICAGO (AP) - Strategists of the civil rights fair housing movement will send eight platoons of marchers into previously picketed areas today in a continued expansion of demonstrations. The Rev. James Bevel told a rally of 500 civil rights workers Monday night that three march units would go to Jefferson Park, a Northwest Side neighborhood where demonstrators paraded, prayed and sang Sunday under the protection of 250 policemen. Five groups will picket at downtown locations including the Chicago Real Estate Board. A vigil Monday afternoon in drizzling rain at the Real Estate Board drew little attention. Today's marches are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EDT. Other downtown targets are the Chicago Housing Authority, the Cook County Public Aid Office, City Hall, and a savings and loan association. Albert A. Raby, convener of the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations, said at Monday night's assembly: "We will not stop marching because verbal, promises have been made. The marches and demonstrations will continue until Negroes can move into housing wherever they choose." Civic leaders continued plans for a meeting on housing Wednesday. The American Nazi party, whose rally Sunday triggered a battle between white residents and police at Marquette Park, said they would hold a counterdemonslration at today's protests and future demonstrations. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is expected to attend Wednesday's meeting convened by the Chica- Train South of Hanoi Hit... v ^ 4 U. S. Bombers Escape Damage in MIG Attack By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Two MIG17 fighters loosed 37mm cannon flr� at four U. S. Navy A4 Skyhawks which were attacking a train 70 miles south of Hanoi today, but the heavily laden Skyhawks took evas ive action and none were damaged, the U. S. Command announced. The light attack bombers, from the carrier Oriskany, were reported to have dam- - aged four boxcars of th� Contributors Listed... Though each Is ordinarily - armed with two 20 mm cannon More Than $800 Given to ESTAK Operation ESTAK ended last Saturday but financial contributions are still being received in The Progress Newsroom at Clearfield. As of yesterday, the total amount of cash contributed to this Viet Nam educational project was $815.44. Boxes of pencils, tablets and crayons are still being mailed to Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill in Viet Nam so that he may start some 800 children in the village of An Khe in school later this month.-- Contributions, in addition to cash, included 600 tablets, 75 boxes of crayons, 2,500 pencils and 13,500 sheets of practice paper. Purchased locally with some of the funds collected were 1,500 tablets, 804 boxes of crayons and 3,600 pencils. Cost of shipping the items is estimated at about $200. ASC Community Commit f ee Voting Deadline Hears The approaching election of ASC Community Committees for ESTAK (Educational Supplies farm program administration in to An Khe) was a six-week Clearfield County was announced project conducted by The Prog- today by James H. Bonsall, ress and WCPA Radio to help chairman, Agricultural Stabili-the children of An Khe get an zalion and Conservation County education. Capt. Sheriff is a U. Committee. S. Army advisor to the South Vietnamese. Wounded in battle last summer he volunteered to return to Viet Nam to help fight the shooting war against the Communists and the war being The community committees assist the ASC county committee in administering the price support, acreage diversion, agricultural conservation and other farm-action programs in the waged by civilians against pov- countv; they are particularly erty, ignorance and disease. responsible for keeping their Two memorial contributions neighbors informed about the were received. One was from programs. The county commit-the youth of Harmony Grange tee supervises the ASCS county in memory of Marine Pfc. Sam- office and is responsible for the and various rockets, a spokesman said they did not fire back at the Soviet-built MIGs. He said the 680-mile-an-hour Skyhawks are a shade slower and were in no position a1 the time for a successful fight. The four were operating without the normal top cover by Phantoms or Thunderchiefs. The encounter came the farthest south that enemy jets are known to have ventured in the war. American pilots have reported the destruction of 17 MIGs. The enemy fighters have shot down five U.S. planes. Most of the previous aerial battles with Communist MIGs have occurred north and northwest of Hanoi, the North Vietnamese capital. The dogfight followed a day of near-record pounding of targets in North Viet Nam by U.S. fighter-bombers. Navy, Air Force and Marine planes flew 133 missions Monday against the Communist north, hitting 17 oil storage depots and other targets, most ot them in the Haiphong area Bnd the southern panhandle. The strikes approached the record of 139 missions flown against the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 my Hartzell of Patchinville, who was killed in action in South Viet Nam last March. The other of the various Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Food Distribution Set at Philipsburg administration programs. Voting will be by mail, the chairman explained, and ballots are being sent to each known eligible voter. In case eligible voters fail to receive a ballot through the mail, they may be obtained by contacting the county office. Generally, a farm PHILIPSBURG-Surplus food owncri tenant, or sharecropper will be distributed here Friday is eligible to vote if he is eli-from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. in the gibie to take part in one or Reliance Fire Hall on North more of tne prograrns admin-Third Street. istered by the ASC committees. A signed statement must be Eligibility to vote or to hold presented by any person seek- 0�fice as a committeeman is not ing to pick up food for any other restricted by reason of race, person not in his immediate - family. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Bell Employes Reject Effort By Teamsters PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bell Telephone Co. employes in Pennsylvania voted nearly 4 to 1 today to remain in an independent union, rejecting repre> sentation by the Teamsters. The American Arbitration Association reported that 10,345 of 10,606 eligible plant and accounting employes cast ballots in the election. The vole was 7,964 for the Federation of Telephone Workers of Pennsylvania and 2,251 for the Teamsters. Isaiah C. Glendenning, federation president, said the Teamsters led by James R. Hoffa "had made six earlier attempts since 1961 to corral telephone workers but were defeated or Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Fire Hydrants To Be Flushed at Clearfield The Clearfield Municipal Authority announced that fire hydrants throughout the community will be flushed, beginning tonight and continuing Wednesday and Thursday nights until completed. The work will be done in the evening so that the water will have a chance to settle in the lines by morning and spare customers discoloration during daytime use. Rotarians Given Explanation Of Clear Haven Operation of county government with emphasis on Clear Haven, Clearfield County's home for the aged, was reviewed last night for members of the Clearfield and Curwensville Rotary Clubs meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel. J. Harold "Beanie" McFad-den of Grampian R. D., chairman of the board of commissioners, was high in his praise of the staff at Clear Haven. "We should do our utmost to make our guests at Clear Haven as comfortable as possible," he said as he told his audience he was proud of the project despite some criticism. The new addition, built at a cost of $848,-746.29 including both federal and county money, was dedicated last Oct. 31. Mr. McFadden reported that Clear Haven now has 184 guests with 39 on the waiting list. As administrators of the home, Mr. McFadden said "this phase of In Defense Bill... Reserves Seen Major Issue By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate faces a bipartisan effort today to give President Johnson authority to call into service for 18 months thousands of young men now in the Ready Reserve. The move by Sens. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., and lev-erett Saltonstall, R-Mass., looms as the key issue as the Senate takes up the $58-billion defense appropriation measure. Russell is chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Saltonstall its ranking Republi--- can member. As the law is now, the President would have to declare a state of emergency before he could summon the Ready Reserve to active duty. ask the Senate to include an amendment in the appropriation bill that would authorize the President - but not require him - to call up for "not more than 18 consecutive months" those Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 But Russell, manager of the rea(jy reservists who have not appropriation measure, calls it served on active duty other thaa a scandal that "men who have for a training stint, enough pull to get into Reserve or National Guard units are not being sent to fight, while the man across the street who is drafted lands in Viet Nam." Russell and Saltonstall plan to One source estimated this would cover more than 500,000 men. Secretary of Defense Robert Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 1